A Dependent’s Pass is an immigration pass issued by certain countries, notably Singapore, to spouses and children of individuals holding certain employment passes or work visas. The purpose of the Dependent’s Pass is to allow the family members of foreign workers to accompany them and reside in the country while being employed or working there.

In Singapore, the Dependent’s Pass is issued to the legally married spouses and unmarried children (under 21 years old) of individuals holding an Employment Pass, EntrePass, Personalized Employment Pass, or S Pass. These passes are issued to foreign professionals, managers, executives, and skilled workers who are working in Singapore.

Key points about the Dependent’s Pass in Singapore include:

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Dependent’s Pass, the foreign employee must meet certain criteria related to their employment pass or work visa, including salary thresholds and qualifications.

Application Process: The foreign worker’s employer typically applies for the Dependent’s Pass on behalf of the employee’s family members. The application process involves submitting required documents, including marriage and birth certificates, and paying relevant fees.

Validity: The validity period of the Dependent’s Pass is usually tied to the validity period of the main pass held by the foreign worker. It may need to be renewed periodically along with the renewal of the main pass.

Privileges: Dependent’s Pass holders in Singapore can live, study, and work (with the necessary work authorisation) in the country. They may also apply for healthcare and education services, open bank accounts, and enjoy other privileges available to residents.